Turkmenistan[tərk men′i stan′, -stän′]
- Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
- country in central Asia, on the Caspian Sea, north of Iran: became independent upon the breakup of the U.S.S.R. (1991): 186,400 sq mi (482,774 sq km); pop. 3,523,000; cap. Ashgabat: formerly, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
- Turkmenian adjective
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Formerly also Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
Turkmenistan - Cultural Definition
Republic in west-central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, by Uzbekistan to the north and northwest, by Afghanistan and Iran to the south, and by the Caspian Sea to the west. Its capital and largest city is Ashkhabad.
- This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.